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Retained Search Growth Update - April 2013

April 4, 2013

  • Public companies reported declining search revenue in American geographies in 2H12, and throughout 2012.
  • Internal employment at retained search firms declined in recent months, however on an annual basis, the industry gained roughly 4,500 jobs over the past twelve months.
  • We estimate that the... More

Temporary IT workers: Preferences, satisfaction and agency selection

April 3, 2013

IT staffing firms score an NPS of 50% from temps; most IT temps use firms as stepping stones for full-time work; for temps, it's not all about compensation.


Finance/Accounting Growth Update - April 2013

April 3, 2013

  • Public companies in the American finance/accounting staffing industry reported moderate annual sales growth in the second half of 2012, continuing a trend of positive growth beginning in early 2011.
  • Median year-over-year revenue growth was 8% in February 2013, according to Pulse Survey respondents.... More

2013 Temporary Worker Survey: The Truth About Benefits and Bonuses (through the eyes of temporary workers)

April 2, 2013

  • Health/dental benefits most frequent
  • Referral bonuses most common
  • Benefits/bonuses vary by occupation

Engineering Growth Update - April 2013

April 2, 2013

  • Public companies generally exhibited slow to moderate engineering sales growth in 2H12, sub-categories varied significantly. 
  • Among Pulse Survey respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 15% in February, in line with levels seen over the past twelve months.
  • Total employment growth in industries... More

Information Technology Growth Update - April 2013

April 1, 2013

  • On Assignment's Oxford segment experienced fastest 2H12 revenue growth, +26% y/y  in 3Q12, +27% y/y in 4Q12. 
  • Among Pulse respondents, median y/y revenue growth was 5% in February.
  • Median unemployment rate for computer and mathematical occupations fell roughly .7 percentage points between... More

4Q12 Gross Margin and Bill Rate Trends

March 29, 2013

  • In 4Q12, gross margins increased by an average of 30 bps at large public firms
  • However, a broader set of 17 firms saw gross margin decline a median 20 bps
  • Bill rates in commercial staffing grew in 4Q12, with slight acceleration in O/C and slight deceleration in Industrial

4Q12 Financial Results for North America-Based Public Staffing Firms

March 26, 2013

  • 4Q12 revenue rises a median 2.5% among 10 large staffing firms
  • 4Q12 revenue up a median 4.0% among 23 staffing firms tracked
  • 81% reported positive net income, while gross margins down a median 40 basis points

Direct Hire Growth Update - March 2013

March 26, 2013

  • Public companies reported mixed results in their direct hire/permanent placement businesses in second half of 2012, though growth of some degree was typical.
  • Monthly Pulse Survey trends indicate pattern of positive but decelerating growth.
  • On a weighted average basis, employment growth in industries... More

“Recruitment in the Cloud,” A Discussion About the Co-evolution of Recruiting With Cloud and Semantic Search Technologies

March 19, 2013

  • Cloud and semantic technologies impacting recruiting
  • More powerful, useful than last-gen "keyword search"
  • Heightened integration and leveraging information